Ilra Wi

64 Flips | 1 Magazine | 16 Likes | 1 Follower | @IlraWi22c8 | Keep up with Ilra Wi on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ilra Wi”

How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom

...The post How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

The Post

How the brain stores memories

Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a property known as ‘graceful degradation’.<p>A neuroscientist explains: how the …

Memory Loss

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Dark New Book Shows The Grim Reality Of Resisting Oppression

Han Kang's second novel to be translated into English is a visceral, searing excavation of trauma rooted in the 1980 Gwangju Uprising.<p>In December, South Korean president Park Geun-hye was impeached by the National Assembly and stripped of her executive powers. Park, the daughter of former dictator …

Books

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical exotica. Less than 80 pages long, it became one of the fastest-selling science books ever, and has now sold a million …

Physics

Lego Boost teaches kids how to bring blocks to life with code

If you've ever wished your childhood Lego creations could come to life, your dreams are now closer to reality. Lego has just unveiled a subbrand called Boost that promises to do just that. The base set contains a combination of sensors, motors and a unique companion app that teaches kids how to …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events—rather than the events themselves—that determines …

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Regardless of age, grade level, …

Pedagogy

The 20 Best Comics of 2016

It has been a frankly amazing year for comics—filled with big events, controversial moments, and an incredible variety of comics, with diversity in …

What has gone wrong with our schools? We need to get back to basics and start again

The American philosopher Sidney Hook once said: "Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."<p>What has gone wrong with our schools? What is this malaise that is affecting so many of our teachers and …

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

Education Technology

Japan - a wealthy nation with poor children

NGOs and volunteers say increasing numbers of young Japanese are existing below the poverty line and that the government should be doing more to …

‘Your Name’ Review: Makoto Shinkai’s Anime Stunner Deserves Its Unexpected Oscar Buzz

This gorgeous Japanese import turned heads when it won a major film critics award for best animated film of the year — it's worth the hype.<p>Makoto …

Anime

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Inc.com

When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the stronger and grittier we'll become. Picture: a Marine slogging through the mud, or a football player …

Productivity

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2016

The best of the brain books in 2016 featured deception, empathy, placebos, gaming, algorithms, microbes and that little voice in your head. Whether touching on psychology, neuroscience or the mind more broadly construed, the eight books on this list are top reads in a genre always popping with new …

Books

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. It sounds like <i>Minority Report</i> come to life: An uncomfortable idea presenting myriad ethical concerns. But, though unnerving, the research is nuanced and could …

The Brain

Make Learning Fun with Holiday Gifts that Build High-Tech Skills

Students may be enjoying a short vacation from the classroom this winter holiday season, but their parents and grandparents should consider using the break as an opportunity to give gifts that will provide students with exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in ways that are …

Kids

Anki’s Cozmo robot is a surprise hit, temporarily selling out ahead of the holidays

Looks like Anki’s may have a full-fledge holiday hit on its hands. The hardware startup, which first came to prominence when Apple demoed its Drive cars on-stage during a keynote a few years back, went all in on its latest offering Cozmo earlier this year.<p>The plucky little robot is the result of a …

Using @Grammarly to Improve Writing – Reviewing Grammarly Premium #edtech

I have been a fan of Grammarly for some time now. I have the Chrome extension and find it very helpful to eliminate errors, particularly before I hit …

Creative Writing

Claudia Hammond: The benefits of understanding our minds

Psychology research is helping us understand how our brains work and could help us improve our lives - we just have to start paying more attention to what scientists are finding...<p>The human mind is an extraordinary thing. It has allowed our species, in just a few thousand years, to reshape the …

Psychology

A Large Hadron Collider LEGO Set May Become a Reality

Fans of the LEGO Ideas website know it’s an outlet where LEGO hobbyists can share ideas for potential designs made from the plastic toys. Once 10,000 …

Book Review – Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

I appreciate books that provide an easy-to-remember, visual framework for the key points. <i>Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second …

Software Development

200 invalid-request

Boredom, alienation and anxiety in the maths classroom? Here's why

Brian Hudson, <i>University of Sussex</i><p>The quest for appropriate teaching and learning practices for children and young people is ongoing and ever present. A major challenge is to make maths teaching more inclusive and maths itself more accessible to a wider cross section of children and young people. …

Was There a First Human Language?: Theories from the Enlightenment Through Noam Chomsky

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European Enlightenment philosophers discarded the origin stories in religious texts as wildly implausible or …

Language

Get a complete computer science education for only $39

It’s been repeated ad infinitum: Coding is the new literacy, and you’ll need to learn a programming language or two if you’re serious about keeping your resume sharp in the 21st century. Here’s one way: Take advantage of a university-caliber computer science education without the crazy tuition fees …